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Daniel Ellsberg
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Daniel Ellsberg was born in Chicago in 1931. After graduating from Harvard in 1952 with a B.A. summa cum laude in Economics, he studied for a year at King’s College, Cambridge University, on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. Between 1954 and 1957, Ellsberg spent three years in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as rifle platoon leader, operations officer, and rifle company commander.

From 1957-59 he was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows, Harvard University. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard in 1962 with his thesis, Risk, Ambiguity and Decision. His research leading up to this dissertation—in particular his work on what has become known as the “Ellsberg Paradox,” first published in an article entitled Risk, Ambiguity and the Savage Axioms—is widely considered a landmark in decision theory and behavioral economics.

In 1959, Ellsberg became a strategic analyst at the RAND Corporation, and consultant to the Defense Department and the White House, specializing in problems of the command and control of nuclear weapons, nuclear war plans, and crisis decision-making. In 1961 he drafted the guidance from Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara to the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the operational plans for general nuclear war. He was a member of two of the three working groups reporting to the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (EXCOM) during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.

Ellsberg joined the Defense Department in 1964 as Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs) John McNaughton, working on the escalation of the war in Vietnam. He transferred to the State Department in 1965 to serve two years at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, evaluating pacification in the field.

On return to the RAND Corporation in 1967, Ellsberg worked on the top secret McNamara study of U.S. Decision-making in Vietnam, 1945-68, which later came to be known as the Pentagon Papers. In 1969, he photocopied the 7,000 page study and gave it to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; in 1971 he gave it to the New York Times, the Washington Post and 17 other newspapers. His trial, on twelve felony counts posing a possible sentence of 115 years, was dismissed in 1973 on grounds of governmental misconduct against him, which led to the convictions of several White House aides and figured in the impeachment proceedings against President Nixon.

Ellsberg is the author of three books: Papers on the War (1971), Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2002), and Risk, Ambiguity and Decision (2001). In December 2006 he was awarded the 2006 Right Livelihood Award, known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” in Stockholm, Sweden, “. . for putting peace and truth first, at considerable personal risk, and dedicating his life to inspiring others to follow his example.”

Daniel Ellsberg lives in Kensington, California with his wife, Patricia Marx Ellsberg. Their son, Michael Ellsberg, is the author of The Power of Eye Contact. His oldest son, Robert Ellsberg, is publisher and editor-in-chief of Orbis Books. His daughter, Mary Ellsberg, is Vice President of Research and Programs at the International Center for Research on Women in Washington, D.C. He has 5 grandchildren.

Since the end of the Vietnam War, Ellsberg has been a lecturer, writer and activist on the dangers of the nuclear era, wrongful U.S. interventions and the urgent need for patriotic whistleblowing.

He is a Senior Fellow of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

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Pentagon Papers Volume 1 Pentagon Papers Volume 2 Pentagon Papers Volume 3 Pentagon Papers Volume 4 Pentagon Papers Volume 5
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Pentagon Papers Volume 1 Pentagon Papers Volume 2 Pentagon Papers Volume 3 Pentagon Papers Volume 4 Pentagon Papers Volume 5 Den hft. versionen utg. som Beacon paperback Copy owned by Daniel Ellsberg with numerous handwritten notes.
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Pentagon Papers Volume 1 Pentagon Papers Volume 2 Pentagon Papers Volume 3 Pentagon Papers Volume 4 Pentagon Papers Volume 5 Den hft. versionen utg. som Beacon paperback
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Pentagon Papers Volume 1 Pentagon Papers Volume 2 Pentagon Papers Volume 3 Pentagon Papers Volume 4 Pentagon Papers Volume 5 Den hft. versionen utg. som Beacon paperback
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Pentagon Papers Volume 1 Pentagon Papers Volume 2 Pentagon Papers Volume 3 Pentagon Papers Volume 4 Pentagon Papers Volume 5 Includes a glossary
Topics: Pentagon papers, gravel edition, Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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Lecture by Daniel Ellsberg on the analysis of madness and the unclear motives of opponents in game and war theory.
Topics: game theory, nuclear deterrence, Harvard, bargaining theory
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Original copy of study conducted by Ellsberg for RAND on issues of Command and Control, miscommunication, and nuclear deterrence.
Topics: RAND, command and control, The Doomsday Machine, nuclear deterrence, Cold War, Strategic Objectives...
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Topics: Vann, John Paul, United States. Army, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Soldiers
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I consulted with my friend Morton Halperin when he began the research for this study, I believe, in 1963. Having participated myself in the Cuban Missile Crisis a few months earlier, I spent most of 1963 and the first half of 1964 doing research on nuclear crises at the RAND corporation in Santa Monica, California, for which Halperin was a consultant. When I joined the Defense Department as a full time employee in August 1964, as special assistant to the assistant secretary of defence for...
Topics: Quemoy, Cuban Missile Crisis, The Doomsday Machine, nuclear deterrence
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by Daniel, Joseph, 1954- author; Ellsberg, Daniel, contributor; Pope, Keith, contributor; Ginsberg, Allen, contributor; Moore, LeRoy, contributor; Freirich, August, contributor
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Topics: Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.), Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.), Nuclear facilities, Antinuclear movement,...
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Topics: Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Vietnam-oorlog, Guerre du Viêt-nam, 1961-1975, Guerre du Viet-Nam...
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Photo of Ellsberg in Vietnam, reproduced in the July 2nd, 1971 edition of Life Magazine.
Topic: photograph, Vietnam, Life Magazine
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Pamphlets, booklets, and correspondence relating to left wing activism. Collected by Ellsberg.
Topic: New Left Movement, Nixon
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Tables showing lists of Specific Military Incidents and military crises. Item 001-017 First Taiwan Strait Crisis 1955. Item 001-017a Yugoslavia 1946. Item 001-017b Berlin 1948. Item 001-017c Korea 1950. Item 001-017d Uruguay 1947, Japan 1953, Egypt 1955. Item 001-017e Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua 1954. Item 001-017f Cuban Missile Crisis 1962. Item 001-017g Suez Crisis 1956. Item 001-017h Lebanon 1958. Item 001-017i Jordan/Iraq 1958. Item 001-017j Quemoy/Formoja/Matsu 1958. Item 001-017j...
Topics: Quemoy, Cuban Missile Crisis, The Doomsday Machine, nuclear deterrence
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Photographs taken during the 1971 May Day protests against the Vietnam War, including photos of Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, tear gas, and Ellsberg's former Marine division. Ellsberg annotations. "Troops from my old division, 2nd Marine Division, brought up from Camp Lejeune, N.C. for Mayday, 1971." " Tear Gas in Washington, Mayday." "Lafayette Park, In front of White House, 1 May 1971- About 1PM, After Street Blockages Had Been Disbursed, Before the 13,000 arrests Had...
Topic: photograph, Vietnam, anti-war, activism, anti-war activism
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Article about Daniel Ellsberg's lecture at a "Nuclear Alert" teach-in at Trinity Methodist Church. Ellsberg talks of the risks of the neutron bomb and nuclear deterrence.
Topic: nuclear deterrence, neutron bomb, anti-war activism
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-281)
Topics: Decision making, Statistical decision, Entscheidungstheorie, Rationales Verhalten, Theorie,...
Pamphlets, booklets, and correspondence relating to left wing activism. Collected by Ellsberg.
Topic: New Left Movement, IRA
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A compendium of the FBI's press clippings regarding Daniel Ellsberg and the fallout from the pentagon papers leaks. A narrative of the leaks and subsequent trial littered with traces of the FBI and it's concerns. Covers the period from July 20th 1971-January 21st 1972, (the injunction against publishing them was overturned by the supreme court on June 30th, 1971.) 
Topics: FBI, pentagon papers, Vietnam
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Pamphlets, booklets, and correspondence relating to left wing activism. Collected by Ellsberg.
Topic: New Left Movement
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Book by famed economist Jonh Kenneth Galbraith on the cause and strategy for peace in Vietnam.
Topic: Vietnam, anti-war movement
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Lecture on blackmail and analysis of game theory presented as part of the Lowell Institute lecture series at Harvard.
Topics: game theory, nuclear deterrence, Harvard, bargaining theory
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Photographs of activist and agitator Abbie Hoffman and fellow yippies protesting at the Federal Courthouse in Foley Square, during the Pentagon Papers Trial. Sent from Hoffman to Ellsberg July 7, 1979.
Topic: photograph, Abbie Hoffman, anti-war activism, anti-war, activism, Yippies
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Transcripts of recordings of President Kennedy's cabinet meetings during Cuban Missile Crisis. Obtained and annotated by Daniel Ellsberg
Topics: The Doomsday Machine, Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear deterrence, DOD
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Pamphlets, booklets, and correspondence relating to left wing activism. Collected by Ellsberg.
Topic: New Left Movement, Attica
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Interrogation of Carol Ellsberg, Robert Ellsberg hearing 1971-10, summary of Ellsberg speech at MIT, Ellsberg RAND briefing, summary of Columbia Journalism Review article, records of surviellence of Ellsberg and confidants.
Topics: FBI, pentagon papers, Vietnam, Espionage Act
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Hiroshima Research Compiled by Daniel Ellsberg. Hiroshima From Sorrow to Serenity by John Flinn. San Francisco Chronicle. 2005-07-31.
Topic: Hiroshima, Hiroshima Anniversary, NFU
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Item 000-067 fax to Roald Sagdeev. Item 000-067a Case of the Dubious Missileman San Francisco Chronicle 1975-01-20 Item 000-067b Security State Meeting for Fund for New Priorities in America, Draft Agenda. 1991-09-17. Item 000-067c Newsfax Moscow Edition 1991-10-02. Item 000-067d The Left Was Right Daniel Ellsberg by Gisela Martine Getty. Item 000-067e Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau. Item 000-067f Sixy-Nine Years After Hiroshima, Time for Renewed ACtion for Nuclear Disarmament and Human Survival....
Topics: nuclear deterrence, memoir, Pentagon Papers, Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis
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Article on an anti-nuclear war demonstration attended by and featuring quotes from Daniel Ellsberg. Published in the August, 12-18, 1977 edition of the Berkely Barb.
Topic: anti-war activism, Freeze Movement, nuclear deterrence
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Paper written by Ellsberg on decision making by the US on vietnam war policy. Previously classified but declassified following it's conclusion in Pentagon Papers leaks.
Topics: Vietnam, pentagon papers
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Interview with Daniel Ellsberg published in Soviet American News, Volume 3 Issue1.
Topic: USSR, nuclear deterrence, nuclear disarmament
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RAND study on US nuclear capability, vulnerability and flexibility. Item 013-040a is a letter recieved from Albert Wohlstetter. Item 013-040b are pages 18-29.
Topics: RAND, nuclear deterrence, Wohlstetter, The Doomsday Machine, missile gap
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Photographs taken by Ellsberg in 1966 during his time in Vietnam for a RAND study comissioned by the ISA.
Topic: photograph, Vietnam Photographs, Vietnam, RAND, ISA
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Commentary on Raymond Garthoff, Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis. revised edition (Brookings, May 1989)
Topics: The Doomsday Machine, Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear deterrence
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Paper by Ellsberg formulating a critique of the underlying logic of rational choice theory of MAD (mutually assured destruction). Lecture delivered by Ellsberg as part of the  Lowell institute lecture series at Boston Public Library beginning March 10, 1959.
Topics: game theory, nuclear deterrence, bargaining theory, Harvard
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A collection of notes composed by Ellsberg reflecting on the Cuban Missile Crisis, written over the course of 1989. Contains evidence and analysis of the role of lying, misinformation, and misunderstanding in causing nuclear crises, and possibly nuclear war. Rich with information and insightful conceptualization of the problems analyzing the possibility of war in a world where the actors are uninformed and dishonest.
Topics: The Doomsday Machine, Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear deterrence, DOD, game theory
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Anaylsis of nuclear deterrence and reflections on Herman Kahn for RAND.
Topics: The Doomsday Machine, RAND, nuclear deterrence, Herman Kahn
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Records of telephone surveillence. Report from forensics of origins of copies of pentagon papers. Records of surveillence of Russo. Records of interviews and investigation of RAND employees. Reports on Ellsberg speech at Stanford.
Topics: FBI, pentagon papers, Vietnam, Espionage Act
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Photograph of a man on a submarine, taken during Daniel Ellsberg's time as platoon commander in the 2nd Marine Division.
Topic: photograph, 2nd Marine Division, United States Marines
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Press release of speech drafted by Ellsberg for Roswell Gilpatric.
Topics: DOD, The Doomsday Machine, nuclear deterrence
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An extended abstract of a talk given at the December 1960 meeting of the American Economic Association. 
Topics: RAND, nuclear deterrence, game theory, The Doomsday Machine
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Draft of commentary on Curtis Lemay with handwritten edits.
Topics: nuclear deterrence, Curtis LeMay, The Doomsday Machine
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Nuclear War in Europe Report from The First Conference on Nuclear War in Europe April 22-24, 1981.
Topic: nuclear deterrence, anti-war activism
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Handwritten notes reflecting on Vietnam policy.
Topic: Vietnam
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-236) and index
Topics: Solomon, Norman, 1951-, Nuclear weapons, Cold War, Journalists, Militarismus, Ost-West-Konflikt,...
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Reproduction of speech by Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswell Gilpatric drafted by Ellsberg.
Topics: DOD, nuclear deterrence, The Doomsday Machine
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Topics: The Doomsday Machine, nuclear deterrence, command and control, Cuban Missile Crisis, RAND
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Photograph of Howard Zinn at the 1971 May Day protests against the Vietnam War.
Topic: Howard Zinn, 1971 May Day Protest, anti-war activism, anti-war, activism
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Copies of Ellsberg quotes in newspaper for Director of FBI. Memos to and from Director of FBI. Memos to and from C.D. Brennan. Report on Ellsberg's Dick Cavett Show appearance. Report on War Resisters League article. Surveillence records of Ellsberg, including investigation assessing if he is Jewish. Report on SCLC rally.
Topics: FBI, pentagon papers, Espionage Act, SCLC
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Pamphlets, booklets, and correspondence relating to left wing activism. Collected by Ellsberg.
Topic: New Left Movement
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Pamphlets, booklets, and correspondence relating to left wing activism. Collected by Ellsberg.
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I consulted with my friend Morton Halperin when he began the research for this study, I believe, in 1963. Having participated myself in the Cuban Missile Crisis a few months earlier, I spent most of 1963 and the first half of 1964 doing research on nuclear crises at the RAND corporation in Santa Monica, California, for which Halperin was a consultant. When I joined the Defense Department as a full time employee in August 1964, as special assistant to the assistant secretary of defence for...
Topics: Quemoy, RAND, Quemoy, nuclear deterrence, Halperin, The Doomsday Machine
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I consulted with my friend Morton Halperin when he began the research for this study, I believe, in 1963. Having participated myself in the Cuban Missile Crisis a few months earlier, I spent most of 1963 and the first half of 1964 doing research on nuclear crises at the RAND corporation in Santa Monica, California, for which Halperin was a consultant. When I joined the Defense Department as a full time employee in August 1964, as special assistant to the assistant secretary of defence for...
Topics: Halperin, RAND, Quemoy, nuclear deterrence, The Doomsday Machine, Halperin
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Email containing reproduction of National Security Archive electronic briefing book 81. Covering Nixon's secret Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCOS) readiness test that put US bombers in the pacific on a higher state of aletrness in October 1969.
Topics: The Doomsday Machine, JCOS, Berlin Crisis, nuclear deterrence
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by Daniel Ellsberg
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Notes and reflections pertaining to study of the role of secrecy and leaks in causing strategic errors in nuclear crises. Focus on the cuban missile crisis and the U-2 crisis.
Topics: The Doomsday Machine, Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear deterrence, secrecy
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Draft of basic national security policy (BNSP) conducted by Ellsberg at the behest of the DOD outlining policy guidelines and problems in the event of a Central War, a nuclear exchange between the US and USSR.
Topics: The Doomsday Machine, BNSP, nuclear deterrence, DOD
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FBI surviellance of Ellsberg and a summary of his July 14th, 1971 press conference following his leaking of the pentagon papers. A snapshot of the FBI's campaign against him, reavaling lots of interesting ephermera. Much of the investigation focuses on attempting to penetrate Ellsberg's network of safe houses for copies of the papers.
Topics: FBI, pentagon papers, Vietnam
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Preface to M.H. Halperin's study of the Taiwan Straits Crisis for the RAND corporation. Featuring Daniel Ellsberg's note's, commentary, and marginalia. 
Topics: Halperin, RAND, nuclear deterrence, Quemoy
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I consulted with my friend Morton Halperin when he began the research for this study, I believe, in 1963. Having participated myself in the Cuban Missile Crisis a few months earlier, I spent most of 1963 and the first half of 1964 doing research on nuclear crises at the RAND corporation in Santa Monica, California, for which Halperin was a consultant. When I joined the Defense Department as a full time employee in August 1964, as special assistant to the assistant secretary of defence for...
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Refugee and Civilian War Casualty Problems in Laos and Cambodia. Hearings before the subcommitte to investigate problems connected with refugees and escapes of the committe on the judiciary united states senate. 1970-05-07.
Topic: Laos, Cambodia, research, civillian casualties, Laos Cambodia and Vietnam Senate Hearings on...
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Article regarding Andropov's political and nuclear plans, heavily notated by Daniel Ellsberg.
Topic: Andropov, USSR
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Strategic objectives, an internal working paper conducted by Daniel Ellsberg for RAND on command and control problems.
Topics: RAND, The Doomsday Machine, nuclear deterrence, game theory
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I consulted with my friend Morton Halperin when he began the research for this study, I believe, in 1963. Having participated myself in the Cuban Missile Crisis a few months earlier, I spent most of 1963 and the first half of 1964 doing research on nuclear crises at the RAND corporation in Santa Monica, California, for which Halperin was a consultant. When I joined the Defense Department as a full time employee in August 1964, as special assistant to the assistant secretary of defence for...
Topics: Halperin, RAND, Quemoy, nuclear deterrence, Halperin, The Doomsday Machine
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Paper written for RAND on the problems and limits of US command and control operations. Analysis of problems of a second strike. Written after Ellsberg's work for CINCPAC and reading of the war plans.
Topics: RAND, nuclear deterrence, The Doomsday Machine
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by Newsweek
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Edition of Newsweek published in the wake of the Pentagon Papers, featuring multiple articles addressing the issues they exposed and coverage of Daniel Ellsberg.
Topic: pentagon papers, Vietnam, anti-war activism
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Notes on New York Times op-ed "The Day Castro Almost Started World War 3"
Topics: Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear deterrence